Mr. Anderson to Mr. Bayard.
Copenhagen , February 27, 1888. (Received March 16.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that I was informed day before yesterday that the committee of the upper house of the Rigsdag, to which the petroleum bill introduced by the minister of justice has been referred, will doubtless report an amendment to the bill in favor of raising the fire test of petroleum to 40° Celsius, a test equal to that of what is known in America as “water-white” oil.
I have, etc.,